Brooke Singer
Since the beginning
Works in Brooklyn, New York United States of America

Brooke Singer is a media artist based in New York City. She is Associate Professor of New Media, Purchase College, State University of New York, and a fellow at Eyebeam Art + Technology Center.
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Assistant Professor of New Media, SUNY Purchase

Sun Oct 19, 2008 16:44

The New Media Program at Purchase College invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professorship starting in fall 2009. Candidates must possess an advanced degree (MFA or equivalency) with a proven exhibition or research record that demonstrates expertise and in-depth involvement in computing and the arts. Evidence of excellence in teaching at the college level, or of potential as an effective teacher, is required. Possible research areas might include (but are not limited to) physical computing, robotics, interaction/performance, algorithmic arts, live video processing, animation and gaming, 3D modeling, virtual environments and locative media. Preference will be given to candidates who demonstrate the potential for funded research that actively involves undergraduates.

Applicants should demonstrate that their work and teaching are both dynamic and innovative in the field of New Media. Teaching responsibilities will include the re-design and teaching of an introductory programming course that engages and challenges New Media and arts majors. The candidate also will be expected to teach courses in his/her area of specialization suitable for students with varied backgrounds. Courses typically include collaborative assignments and formal studio critiques. In keeping with the college’s interdisciplinary commitment, candidates should be willing to develop and teach courses that contribute to Purchase College's general education programs; first-year courses in writing, humanities, and world civilization, or contributions to a collaborative/integrative sophomore arts course are particularly sought.

New Media at Purchase is an interdisciplinary B.A. program that bridges the visual arts, performing arts and liberal arts in which students learn to interact with digital media both as critical consumers and as active producers and involves faculty from across the college. Purchase College is a 4000-student, public liberal arts college, part of the State University of New York system, located on a 500-acre campus 25 miles north of New York City. Purchase College is committed to student-centered, interdisciplinary instruction that integrates curricular and extra-curricular activities.

Salary: Low $50's (Pending budgetary approval)

Application review will begin January 26.

To apply, please send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, portfolio (website or DVD), and list of three references with contact information and Job code NMB100308 to:

Aaron B. Sanders

Affirmative Action Officer

Purchase College-SUNY

735 Anderson Hill Rd'Purchase, New York 10577


Email: (preferred method)


Instructor for Basic Visual Literacy Course, Purchase College

Mon Dec 10, 2007 20:41

Basic Visual Literacy course / Spring 2008

Instructor sought with recent postgraduate work in any of the following fields: graphic design, visual culture, art history, film, television and media studies, video game studies, and/or the Internet. Qualified candidates will be expected to introduce New Media students to methods of visual encoding and decoding. Students will explore the language and iconography of visual communication as it relates to the worlds of: art, advertising, print publications, television, and the Web.

In the interdisciplinary New Media Program at Purchase College, students learn to interact with digital media both as critical consumers and as active producers. For more information about the program, please visit the website ( This class meets once a week for approximately three hours and is currently scheduled Wednesday from 8:30-11:10 am. The term begins on January 23, 2008 and ends on May 15, 2008.

Founded on the principle that artists and scholars are indispensable to each other and to an enlightened society, Purchase College combines professional conservatory programs in the visual and performing arts and distinguished programs in the liberal arts. The campus is located 20 miles north of Manhattan in Westchester County.

Please send a CV and contact information to Brooke Singer ( if you are interested in the position by 1/04/08. Also, feel free to contact Brooke Singer with any questions.


Lecturer Needed: Experimental Web Practice @ Purchase College

Fri Apr 28, 2006 11:28

The New Media program at Purchase College, SUNY, is looking for a lecturer to teach an advanced internet art course on Tuesday nights next Fall from 6:30-9:50 pm. Purchase College is located near White Plains, NY, which is 30-40 minute train-ride from Grand Central.

For more information about the New Media program, please visit:

Please submit a cover letter and resume to Brooke Singer via email ( Applications will be reviewed starting May 8th.

Current Course Description:

Experimental Web Practice
This class examines how the web can be a tool for artistic expression and action. Students consider what is unique about the internet and exploit its potential as a means for communication, distribution, simulation and interaction. The class studies a wide-range of internet art projects to stimulate ideas and give students an understanding of what is happening in the net art world. Students experiment with web production and are expected to challenge standard notions of how the web functions. This is an upper level web course (Pre-req: Creating Web Docs). Advanced Flash techniques are demonstrated, such as interactive video strategies and incorporating XML, PHP and MySql. Students, however, can use the programming languages and software platforms of their choice.


Tenure Track Job Opening: Media, Society and the Arts at SUNY Purchase

Thu Dec 08, 2005 08:29

Purchase College, SUNY. The School of Natural and Social Sciences invites applications for a tenure-track position in Media, Society and the Arts (MSA) at the Assistant Professor level, beginning Fall 2006. MSA is an interdisciplinary major that links the arts, media studies and the social sciences. We seek candidates with research expertise in the sociology or anthropology of virtual culture and new media technologies. As part of regular duties, the successful candidate will offer courses that contribute to the New Media program as well as MSA, plus a course per year in the freshman general education program. Purchase College is an undergraduate institution located 25 miles north of New York City. The faculty is committed to providing a rigorous curriculum designed to prepare students for graduate work. Excellence in teaching and the potential to maintain an active research program are essential. Ph.D. in anthropology, sociology, or related field required by August 2006.

Applicants should send a cover letter, CV, statements of research interests and teaching philosophy, representative publications, and three letters of reference to the attention of Melissa Swinton-Ghafoor, Affirmative Action Officer, Media, Society and Arts Search Committee, Purchase College, SUNY, 735 Anderson Hill Road, Purchase, NY 10577-1400. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Purchase College, SUNY is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Applications from minorities and women are strongly encouraged.



Mon Oct 10, 2005 00:00 - Mon Sep 26, 2005


Conference: Monday October 17
Biotech Art Workshop conducted by SymbioticA: October 10-14

This initiative aims to bring together artists, biologists, and science studies scholars, to address a broad range of questions about science in the public sphere. The list of possible research domains to be investigated includes, but is not limited to, genomics, tissue engineering, genetic engineering and stem cell research.
1 What types of models of interdisciplinary engagement might facilitate rich, well-informed public participation in scientific discourse?
2 How do we go beyond the "demo" model often used by science museums and approach the subject matter in an experiential hands-on way that allows for failure, redirection of research questions and the promotion of agency towards an area that is usually reserved for the expert community?
3 What types of epistemological questions emerge at the intersection of biology, art, and the public sphere? How would an exchange mutually benefit the research areas of each discipline? Under which umbrella could research collaborations of this kind be supported?

We are specifically interested in the relationship of these research areas to the social landscape of the pharmaceutical industry, the agricultural industry, global trade and corporate license agreements, the framing of biosecurity and biodefense, constructions of disease, and the global politics of the reproductive health industry.